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Ahd Kamel in dark dress standing on red carpet (© Neilson Barnard/Getty Images/DIFF)

International actresses find their place on American TV, movie sets

Saudi-American Ahd Kamel and Kenyan-Mexican Lupita Nyong’o are among the international actresses who have found success in American television or cinema.
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Here’s how U.S. companies help women worldwide

Major U.S. corporations are steering their charity to women's economic empowerment, from factory workers to women-owned businesses.
George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush standing in the Oval Office (© AP Images)

Former presidents help in times of disaster

When a disaster like Hurricane Harvey or Irma strikes, former U.S. presidents often step up to galvanize public support for those left homeless.
Woman holding hands with child as they pass debris piled on lawns (© AP Images)

When hurricanes strike, American businesses get to work

When a hurricane strikes, help comes not only from big relief organizations but also from businesses small and large that go out of their way to help.
Group of men standing by truck in dry landscape (© Isaiah Nengo)

Two-year colleges open new worlds for students

Almost 100,000 international students attend U.S. two-year colleges, where they can learn English and get credits to apply toward four-year college degrees.
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U.S. helps hospitals in Guinea regain people’s trust after Ebola

The Ebola outbreak shattered Guineans' trust in hospitals and emptied the maternity ward in one town. Now it's full again, thanks in part to USAID help.
Lenticular photo montage (© Doug Coombe/Arab American National Museum)

Bringing contemporary Saudi art to Americans

A U.S. exhibition of works by contemporary Saudi artists is challenging stereotypes and opening a window into daily life in a kingdom that is changing.
Illustration of investor with angel wings shaking hands with innovator (State Dept./Doug Thomspon/Shutterstock)

Angel investors help bring tech ideas to life

Even the best ideas for innovative tech startups need money to get off the drawing board. Often angel investors are the answer.
Young girl at typewriter and two other people in classroom (© Brian Messenger/Perkins School for the Blind)

Meeting the world’s need for teachers of deaf-blind children

A U.S. school has launched a global effort to train 1 million teachers with the skills to help deaf-blind children fulfill their potential.